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Old 11-10-2001, 11:41 PM   #1
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I have, as I look back, been a little inflamed and tense lately on this forum, especially regarding politics. And that, in itself, has brought out the inflamed passions of others, leading to more trouble. For that reason, I am stepping aside for a bit and laying off on the politics, even though I still stand by my arguments. To those I have caused anger, I am asking for a truce. There just comes a point when enough is enough, and fighting seems to be counterproductive. This is one of those times.

I will openly apologize for one thing, however, and that is my ban threatening. It, as I look back, was too far, and I will not do it again. If I have grievences in the future, I will try and resolve it with the person in question. If the person in question is unreasonable, I will consult the mods and let them handle it. The personal attacks I feel I have been enduring recently have brought out the worst in me indeed.

So, forum, continue on as you were...

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Old 11-11-2001, 12:14 AM   #2
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Melon, I love reading what you write, I mean type . You're incredibly smart and you always back up your arguments in a smart way. Seriously, how much of the brain do you use? 30?
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Melon,

Don't feel bad about getting in heated arguments. At this time in our world, it's hard not to.

I've gotten in some heated arguments too lately(mainly with u2girl). I think I'm gonna lay off too. It's just not worth it.

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Old 11-11-2001, 04:03 AM   #4
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Now i don't know about the exact topic you were talking about, melon.
But it happens-sometimes people get all caught up in heated debates, especially when it comes to something they feel strongly about.

Mikal: that's all i ever hoped to get across to you. Let me just say it was nice to see a normal talk back in the "Europe rumor" or "Love rescue me" threads.

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Mikal: that's all i ever hoped to get across to you. Let me just say it was nice to see a normal talk back in the "Europe rumor" or "Love rescue me" threads.

For the record, I still do stand behind the things that I said. But hey! We just don't agree on many things. Let's just not provoke each other. All should be fine then.

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not agian....

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For the record, I still do stand behind the things that I said.

As do i.

And that's ok. No provoking will be done.


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Excellent. Now stop fighting!

And no need to reply to this particular reply either. Your silence will imply consent.

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Anyone got a Kleenex? After paying all that money for the U2 concerts, nobody can probably afford a Kleenex.
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c'mon Sphinx...I expected a better insult than that. Still using the tired "U2 are rich pricks who charge too much" argument. Haven't you got ANY new material?

Sheesh....talk about boring.....

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Originally posted by melon:
I have, as I look back, been a little inflamed and tense lately on this forum, especially regarding politics. And that, in itself, has brought out the inflamed passions of others, leading to more trouble. For that reason, I am stepping aside for a bit and laying off on the politics, even though I still stand by my arguments.
Hmm...this statement sounds vaguely familiar.
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Old 11-11-2001, 07:29 PM   #12
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Hmm...this statement sounds vaguely familiar.
That's why the for a bit is italicized.

I know well enough that I can't stay away forever, but a break is well-needed.

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Anyone got a Kleenex? After paying all that money for the U2 concerts, nobody can probably afford a Kleenex.
You are certainly quite amusing for an anal-retentive little shit. Welcome back!

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